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2018 Hyundai Kona surfs into the LA Auto Show

The compact SUV should make a big splash in its segment with sharp styling, bright colors and the automaker's excellent infotainment and driver aid tech.

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Antuan Goodwin

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Hyundai's Kona compact SUV makes landfall in the U.S. market at the 2017 LA Auto Show.

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With the debut, we gain a bit more insight into packaging and launch window. 

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The 2018 Kona will be available at Hyundai dealers in the first quarter of 2018. That's not far off, yet we still don't have details on pricing.

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We do know that the B-segment crossover will be offered with a choice of two engines.

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The entry point is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that outputs147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated with a six-speed automatic transmission in both front and all-wheel drive configurations.

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The step up is a 1.6-liter turbocharged Gamma four-cylinder generating 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. This mill sends its power through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.

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Hyundai's Safety Sense driver aid suite is available with lane keeping assist, blind-spot warning and forward collision-avoidance with pedestrian detection.

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The dashboard is home to the automaker's BlueLink infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. We've seen it dozens of times before and it's always good.

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Keep scrolling for even more pictures of the 2018 Hyundai Kona and be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2017 LA Auto Show.

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